07/06/2011, 05:11 PM
I don't think we are really saying Flash is necessarily better than having a standalone app in all cases. I would love to have a great app for many things I use, and there are some great ones out there. That said, I am sure that for a lot of people, like me, the web Flash versions are quite functional and don't leave me frustrated and unable to do what I want, wishing for an app. Flash also saves me money on apps. Web versions are free, many apps are not. 0.99 cents may not be much, but over just 100 apps, that's $99, and honestly like others have said, many of those (not all) are less functional than their web counterparts.
It's like on my PC, I choose to use Windows Security Essentials instead of paying for a better alternative. It may not be the best, but as many tech sites have stated, more than once, it IS good enough to make spending money on something else unnecessary for most people.
I have faith it isn't going to matter eventually anyway, since apps will come. But in the meantime, having Flash is a great way to survive until then.